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Putin won’t attend G20 summit in person, official says – POLITICO

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t travel to Bali to participate in next week’s G20 summit, Moscow’s embassy to Indonesia confirmed overnight on Thursday. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation instead, the Russian Embassy’s chief of protocol Yulia Tomskaya told AFP. “President Putin’s program is still being worked out, he could participate virtually,” …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend G-20 summit in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia next week, an Indonesian government official said Thursday, avoiding a possible confrontation with the United States and its allies over his war in Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are to attend the …

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Putin ally Prigozhin says he has interfered in U.S. elections

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Monday he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue doing so in future, the first such admission from a figure who has been formally implicated by Washington in efforts to influence American politics. In comments posted by the press service of his Concord catering firm on Russia’s Facebook …

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin softens nuclear rhetoric over Ukraine

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin stepping back from the nuclear ledge? After weeks of apocalyptic atomic innuendo, Russia on Wednesday issued a bland statement reaffirming its long-standing policies on the use of nuclear weapons — a possible sign that the Kremlin is trying to cool the escalatory rhetoric it employed throughout October. “Russia is strictly …

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Russian journalists defy Putin to report on Ukraine casualties

Soldiers from Buryatia, a small Republic in Siberian Russia, were among the first to be sent to the front lines in Ukraine. And they were among the first to die there. When journalist Yelana Trifonova heard about a memorial service for the fallen, she immediately bought a ticket for the eight-hour trip from her home …

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